About Newcastle Williamstown Airport (NTL)

Address: Serviced By Redspot Enterprise, In Terminal 1 Williamtown Dr, Newcastle, 2318 , Nsw, Nsw

Newcastle Williamstown Airport (Newcastle Airport) is 27 km from the central business district (CBD) of Newcastle, on the east coast of New South Wales.

Newcastle is Australia’s 2nd oldest city that was built around a large working harbour, situated at the mouth of the Hunter River.   A car hire from Newcastle Airport is by far the best way to experience this diverse part of Australia. The beautiful beaches of Port Stephens and the world-class wineries in the Hunter Valley are all within an hour’s drive northeast from Newcastle.

Further north is Port Macquarie - around two and a half hours from Newcastle; Barrington Tops - a world-heritage listed rainforest; Lake Macquarie - Australia’s largest saltwater lake, as well as the world-famous horse studs in the Upper Hunter.

  Getting around

From Newcastle Airport it is an easy 25-minute drive to Newcastle city. Just follow the directions for the B63 and the A43 motorways until reaching Hunter Street. The roads are rarely congested.

It is a modern-looking and well-designed airport with 1 terminal serving mostly local, but also some international flights.  The car rental desks are located outside and to the left of the domestic arrivals lounge - a short distance along a covered walkway. The rental cars are parked within walking distance of the terminal building.

Parking in the CBD is made easy by the EasyPark app.  Just download the app to have virtual control of any metered parking space, anywhere in Newcastle.

  Choosing your car

Booking your airport car rental with us is simple. We have a large range of regular and luxury vehicles available every day. Whether you are looking for a city zipper, 4WD, or mini-van for say a group of 7-12 people, you will find all the options on our booking site.

Rent a car from one of the six major car rental agencies like Thrifty, Redspot, Hertz, Europcar, Avis, and Budget that are located at the airport.

By booking ahead, you are likely to find special deals on offer. Our site is available 24/7, so you can plan your Newcastle Airport car rental at leisure and compare prices.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Newcastle Williamstown Airport


Australia is very strict on immigration and customs procedures, so check beforehand what you are allowed to bring into the country. Even food items from your flight can put you at risk.


For security reasons you must keep your phone switched off until you have cleared Customs.


Speed limits are heavily enforced in Australia, particularly around peak holiday and travel periods. And never handle your mobile while driving. It is not uncommon for fines to be doubled during these periods.


Keep left on the road and overtake on the right. Slow traffic stays left on multi-lane carriageways.


Even on major regional roads, service stations and roadside cafes may close overnight. Consider this before undertaking a night trip.


Plan ahead before you leave for a longer road trip, even if using a GPS. A wrong turn can take you very far from your intended destination.